VANCOUVER - After selecting right-winger Cole Caufield in the No. 15 spot on Friday night, the Canadiens enter the second and final day of the 2019 NHL Draft with nine more selections at their disposal.
With the 46th pick overall, the Canadiens selected Jayden Struble. A defenseman with St. Sebastians School, Struble is 6-foot and 205 pounds and scored 10 goals for 40 points in 2018-19. Struble hails from Cumberland, RI. He finished first or tied for first in five of the 18 fitness tests at the 2019 NHL Combine in Buffalo.
The Canadiens traded their 50th-overall pick to the Los Angeles Kings for the 64th and 126th overall selections.
At the 64-spot, the Habs picked up defenseman Mattias Norlinder of Kramfors, Sweden. The 6-foot, 187-pounder spent most of 2018-19 with Modo's Junior team, recording 21 points (5G, 16A) in 30 regular-season games. He was named playoff MVP after collecting six points (2G, 4A) in five games, helping his team to the SuperElit championship.
Next, the Canadiens selected defenseman Gianni Fairbrother from the WHL's Everett Silvertips. Fairbrother, a native of Vancouver, BC, is a 6-foot, 194-pound rearguard who set career highs for goals (10), assists (26), and points (36) in 2018-19.
The Habs traded their fourth-round pick (108th overall) at this Draft to the Sharks in exchange for San Jose's fourth-round selection in 2020.
At pick No. 126, Montreal picked up defenseman Jacob LeGuerrier from the OHL's Soo Greyhounds and then left winger Rhett Pitlick from Chaska at 131st-overall. The Canadiens then swapped their 136th-overall pick with the Panthers in exchange for Florida's fifth-round selection in 2020. Next, the club chose goaltender Frederik Nissen Dichow from Vojens in Danish Division 1.
In the sixth round, the Habs selected centerman Arsen Khisamutdinov from Nizhnekamsk in the MHL.
In the seventh and final round, the Canadiens acquired the 201st-overall pick from the Philadelphia Flyers and selected left winger Rafael Harvey-Pinard from the QMJHL's Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. They closed out their Draft by picking 5-foot-11, 173-pound defenseman Kieran Ruscheinski with the 206th-overall choice.